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Comment Archives: stories: Special Issues: Summer Guide

Re: “Fireworks displays don't come together in a day

Millions of individual Americans have been celebrating our freedom by lighting off fireworks on the 4th for much of our nation's history. Today, that right is being trampled by government officials bent on ever-more control. Even here in Colorado it's now illegal to light off sky rockets, roman candles, fire crackers (I love Black Cat fire crackers), and a myriad of other fireworks. It disgusts me that government can so easily crush our freedoms,and that more Americans aren't incensed by the constant erosion of our rights.

Posted by Skycastle on 07/01/2016 at 4:07 PM

Re: “A preview of outdoor music festivals for your summertime planning

Courtney Barnett announced she dropped off the Pabst show a week or so ago.

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Posted by Ryan Brosmer on 05/11/2016 at 6:10 PM

Re: “With few shelter options, many homeless will likely reside in tents over the summer

Re SRMs new 150-bed shelter - "even that project won't meet the need." ------ Of course it won't. The "compassion industry", whose goal is to SERVE the poor - rather than help the poor to help themselves - is a growth industry.

Have just finished reading "Charity Detox" (by the author of "Toxic Charity"). What an eye opener! The current service-provider paradigm is a failure because it doesn't move poor people and the poor communities they live in out of poverty. Only economic community building and good-paying jobs can do that.

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Posted by curious on 05/11/2016 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Pikes Peak-area farmers markets for summer 2015

What happened to all the old standard farmers markets at Memorial Park and Powers? Half my friends have to go to the store to buy veggies because they can't find a market. They need to advertise or something.

Posted by Rea213435 on 07/26/2015 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Pikes Peak-area farmers markets for summer 2015

Just went to the Monday Mining Museum, one stand does not make a market :(

Posted by Brooke Allen on 06/29/2015 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Pikes Peak-area farmers markets for summer 2015

Thanks Leticia, we'll add it to our listings.

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Posted by Edie Adelstein on 05/28/2015 at 10:53 AM

Re: “Pikes Peak-area farmers markets for summer 2015

Hi; I just wanted to pass along there will be a Community Market in Fountain at City Hall (116 South Main Street, Fountain 80817) Wednesdays from 3pm to 7pm starting June 3rd until September 30th.

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Posted by Leticia Ward on 05/28/2015 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Grass, guts and guitars: Your guide to 2015 Colorado music festivals

If you plan on going to Colorado Springs to go to one of their incredible Music Festivals and need discount hotel or air fare rates, here is a good tip!

I used to like sites like Travelocity, but I quickly found the better way to find deals is to go to the second level - those sites like who compare hundreds of booking sites in one single search. You not only receive Trivago or Expedia deals but ALL of them in one place.

Posted by Nanci Felthauser on 05/13/2015 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Grass, guts and guitars: Your guide to 2015 Colorado music festivals

I wrote an app for festival goers this year:

Posted by Giles Lloyd on 05/13/2015 at 7:00 AM

Re: “Gimme swelter: Your 2014 music festival guide

The most important thig you need to remember for festivals this year, is this app

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Posted by Giles Lloyd on 05/15/2014 at 6:39 AM

Re: “Talking grilling with Steven Raichlen, the Bob Ross of barbecue

Raichlen is a BBQ hack wannabe. Notice how much of his tutorials and pictures are using the technique of "grilling" and not true "bbqing". The outrageous price ($1996, really?) to attend his BBQ University is laughable. I would certainly pay that amount, and more, to learn from a true World Champion BBQ pitmaster such as Chris Lilly, Myron Mixon, Ray Lampe, or Johnny Trigg as they would teach the true art of low and slow BBQing methods and techniques. Raichlen mostly teaches grilling. If you watch his old show "Primal Grill" it does have a nice appeal to it, but he often does not reveal cooking temperatures or times. Just the end resuslts. It is a flashy show but not very informative. I'm sure the weekend event is fun as you get to hob-knob around with Raichlen, but call it what it is, "Grillin University" for $2K. Thanks, but no thanks.

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Posted by Arnold Ziffel on 05/15/2013 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Summer Guide 2013

i can't read it for some reason...probably operator error but....i keep clicking and i cant find the summer guide :(

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Posted by Chelsea Murphy on 05/15/2013 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Roadside distractions

I love Jerry and all of his "collectibles". He was great and still enthusiastic after so many years entertaining guests. I hope he's there for many more years to come.

Posted by wwone on 09/16/2012 at 9:36 PM

Re: “Farmers markets

Don't forget Monument, Saturdays from 8-1, on the west side of I-25, in the parking lot between the Serrano's coffee shop and Starbucks coffee shop.

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Posted by zoesboutique on 06/27/2011 at 6:06 PM

Re: “Roadside distractions

Closely listen to an Inception dvd made before the January 8th Tucson shooting, especially during the dialogue, "Do It."

Posted by JamesT1984 on 05/24/2011 at 1:01 PM

Re: “Summer Guide 2010: Do this. Not that.

My kids and I hiked the Manitou railroad bed yesterday. As an adult, I was heavy enough and experienced enough to handle the few places where the trail was all but washed away (though it was a bit scarey). My kids, ages 6 to about 9 weighing 60 to 90 pounds, had a harder time. I ended up being the safety line as I pulled them across a few places or posted my self in one spot so they didn't slide off the cliff. One place especially bad was above what looked like a homeless encampment so if you try this trail and you see my camera lense cover about 10 feet below or further, you'll know I've been there. The tunnels were amazing and we were very glad we went, but we are not going back anytime soon (at least not with kids). Tunnel 6 or the furthest east still has the timbers in place at the entrance so that we got a feel for what it orgianlly looked like. We did hike the trail to the left (the one to the right will take you to the top also, but it's a lot steeper) and discovered the road and more private property. I'm glad I took pictures and it was a grand adventure. I really wish someone would fix the west trail head and that one very bad spot - it's a worthwhile hike and the tunnels are amazing. You will need a flashlight for at least one of the tunnels! Thanks for the recommendation!!

Posted by longing4cs on 05/29/2010 at 7:23 AM

Re: “Inclined to stay mum

It remains heartening to read that the Independent is maintaining its tradition of reporting on regional non-stories. Were it not for the abilities of their reporters to ferret out similar non-stories on a week-in, week-out basis, staying abreast of current insignificance would be beyond my grasp. I dare say that this one is about as hard hitting as the topic of Barack choosing to not wear an American flag pin on his lapel.

Posted by Manitou Commando on 05/15/2008 at 7:41 AM

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